Collective Creating

Collective Creating

Collect.
Ideas. Inspiration.
Catalyzing of creative thoughts.
Winds of wonder.
Silly notions.
Dangerous dreams.
Collections of randomosity.
I collect these sometimes fragile bold things. I hold them close to my heart, so close I don’t want to let the go. But I know if I want them to live and breathe, then I must release them, give them shape and substance, and share them with the world. It’s Five Minute Friday, and the prompt is collect.

I’m an idea person. I generate them, cultivate them, ponder them, and think how I’ll make them come to fruition. Maybe I collect too many, and that’s what an idea book is for. It stores my collection of pint-sized dreams asย well as those dreams so big I can’t contain them. What I’m learning now is that I cannot and must not be afraid to share this collective of ideas. Perhaps one among them will change the world, change me, or maybe be a total dud. I won’t know if I don’t try. So I’m trying.

In the last three years I’ve experimented with some creative ideas. Some were private and not shared while others were. I’ve been having fun because I think a big part of being creative means allowing one’s self to play. So I play. But I’m realizing some of this magical playtime can be helpful and encouraging to others. While I know you can’t monetize everything, you certainly shouldn’t let it keep you from releasing it out into the world. Money isn’t my goal. What I’d rather see is people encouraged, empowered, and equipped. I believe my creativity collection matters. So I’m sharing more, consider diving deeper, and tweaking my play process.

We are all creative beings whether mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, makers, business people, educators, or whatever it is we’re doing to live life and care for those we love. Whatever we’re collecting speaks to who we are and what we desire. I hope that you and I engage collecting hope, light, and truth that change things for good.

Linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew. Join us every Friday to write 5 minutes on a one-word prompt, uninterrupted, and freely. Itโ€™s always a great time!

8 thoughts on “Collective Creating

  1. Marvia, this is lovely! I really enjoy watching your process and the things you share are inspiring. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep it up!

    Blessings to you, dear sister! Much love to you.

    1. Gayl,

      Thank you. I hope to share more process posts going forward. Still wrapping my mind around how I want to do it, but maybe I’ll post what I’ve got and not overthink it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I greatly enjoyed this post, Marvia! It’s inspiring and it encourages me in my own creativity…to be bold with it and not afraid to share it with others. Thank you!

    1. Yes! Rebecca let’s both be brave and unapologetic in owning our artist/creative side. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Very creative!! I love that you are being brave to share more of what you are creating. Also, you are realizing (like I am realizing) that money isn’t the end game necessarily. I myself am learning that sowing seed will bring a great harvest – one day! Mark 4:20 in the message – a harvest beyond my wildest imagination. =) Bless you to receive as you sow!!

    1. Much appreciated Lisa. It’s a bit of a departure from what I have been writing, but I figure I need to start sharing it on my site too and not just on social media. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

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